Actress, producer and director Jennifer Blanc-Biehn will be in attendance this year at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival May 15 to 21 to support several upcoming projects this year as an actress, producer and first-time director.
Blanc/Biehn will be promoting her eerie directorial debut ‘The Night Visitor’, ‘Wrong Cops’ (which just premiered at Sundance), horror/comedy ‘Among Friends’ and ‘Treachery’ with her husband, the film’s star Michael Biehn. She and Biehn, under their Blanc/Biehn Productions imprint which will be for sale in the Cannes film market by Fairway Films, and currently have seven films in production coming out this year or next.
One of those films officially launching at the Festival is ‘Hidden in the Woods’, a dark controversial remake of the Spanish-language thriller. Blanc-Biehn and Biehn begin shooting the intense film, based on a true story, in July. The film’s producer Loris Curci and international distributor Dimitri Stephanides of WTF will also be in attendance at the launch, May 2013 with Jennifer Blanc – Biehn.
The actress will also be on hand prior to the screening of short film ‘Sticks and Stones’, a moving narrative about bullying in schools and the lasting effects on children, May 20th at the American Pavilion. Blanc-Biehn, who stars in the film, will be available before the screening along with writer Taylor Grant and director Kate Rees Davies and at the Short Film Corner – where guests can sit in cubicles and watch on-demand – to answer questions and support the film.
“We have some celebrating to do too, so Cannes won’t be all work and no play,” says Blanc-Biehn, referring to Blanc/Biehn Productions’ recently completed three-picture deal with film executive/investor Lony Ruhmann, who will serve as Executive Producer and co-writer on the upcoming films ‘The Girl’, ‘Night Maire’ and ‘Get Back Joe’, now in development. “Lony was so moved by our films and collaborating with us on his story ‘The Night Visitor’ that he pitched three stories right away and is funding this deal into next year. We couldn’t be more pleased. Michael loved what we were doing with ‘The Night Visitor so much that he added it to the Blanc/Biehn roster, which sparked Lony to offer the 4 picture deal.” and future collaborations.
‘Treachery’ is a lead title that is being presented at Cannes with Marty Poole of Fairway Films, which was just added to the roster this week and is written and directed by Travel Romero (co-creator and co-writer of White Collar.)
With so many projects to endorse at the Festival, Blanc-Biehn might feel overwhelmed, but instead she is exhilarated. “We have so many movies in the pipeline and I’m equally excited about each one,” says Blanc-Biehn. ”Between the roles I choose and our projects at Blanc/Biehn, it’s important that I tell a compelling, emotional story. I’m excited to talk about these films and looking forward to seeing friends, doing a little business and sharing our ideas at Cannes.”
ABOUT JENNIFER BLANC-BIEHN:
Jennifer Blanc-Biehn was born and raised in New York City, attended the Professional Children’s School and has been acting consistently since she was a little girl. At the tender age of 13, Jennifer was on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs working alongside Jonathan Silverman, Fisher Stevens and Robert Sean Leonard. She’s worked on Broadway and appeared in dozens of television shows and movies over the past thirty years and recently founded her own company, Blanch/Biehn Productions with her husband, actor Michael Biehn. They currently have ten films in the pipeline for 2013-2014.Including her directorial debut which is currently in post production called THE NIGHT VISITOR.
ABOUT BLANC/BIEHN PRODUCTIONS:
Blanc Biehn Productions is the partnership of famed actors Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn. The pair decided to put their passion for acting and filmmaking into creating their own production company. Most recently, the duo produced the grindhouse film, The Victim which co-stars Danielle Harris. The Victim will be released this month in Australia and New Zealand. The company is finishing post-production on their film Treachery and other films in development.